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Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty to Speak at Hope Collete

posted Jan 7, 2011, 8:56 AM by Site Administrator
Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, will be visiting Hope College on Monday, January 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and will give a talk at 4:00 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium (in the Martha Miller Center, corner of Columbia Ave. and 10th St.) on the moral, legal and social issues surrounding the death penalty.  Her talk is sponsored by the the Departments of Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and Social Work, and Women's Studies at Hope College, but the public is welcome. 

Diann Rust-Tierney comes to NCADP from the Capital Punishment Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, which she has directed since 1991. As ACLU’s lead strategist and spokeswoman on the death penalty, she helped develop and coordinate national strategy on capital punishment. Her efforts included expanding efforts to educate the public about the problems associated with the death penalty and building broad coalitions with new partners to help spread the abolitionist message.

A former NCADP board member, Diann received her undergraduate degree in political science from the College of Wooster in Ohio and her law degree from the University of Maryland.